Sir Alfred Owen

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08 Apr 1908
Lichfield, Staffordshire


29 Oct 1975
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands


Great Britain


B.R.M.(British Racing Motors) (1952-1974)

Remained involved with BRM, right up until his death, as a sponsor. As well as BRM, he ran the Rubery Owen steel manufacturing company. The son of the Rubery Owen engineering company owner, Alfred was at Cambridge University when his father died and along with brother Ernest, became head of the Rubery Owen business. As well as the aforementioned businesses, he was also involved in many other directorships, charities and churches and was a lay preacher in the Anglican Church. He also served as both councillor, mayor and Alderman of his home town, Sutton Coldfield; he was on the council for 37 years and was mayor in 1951. Knighted in 1961, Owen later earned the Freeman of the Borough of Sutton Coldfield. His work with BRM had highs and lows, but he received the 1963 Ferodo Trophy for his efforts. His home, New Hall, is now a hotel. Died of cerebral thrombosis.

Biography last updated 16 Apr 2021